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I was looking at some bumpers, and stumbled upon a Genright (I think) built jeep, and it mentions a 33 gallon gas tank was installed in it.


For someone like me who hates stopping and buying gas, I immediately wanted to know more.

1) Who makes an affordable one/how much are they?

2) how difficult to install?

3) How much you think a shop would charge if I didn’t think I could do it myself ?

It was a gas-tank specifically made to provide high clearance too, but I can’t find the link now.
 

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Genright makes a 20 gallon rear tank, $2500. I am not a fan as it sits pretty low.

Long Range America makes a tank also that sits on the opposite of the stock tank. Not as large but is tuck up can out of the way. Cost ?.

You can also get the Trail Trekker fuel tank, 12 gal and requires you to transfer fuel manually. $600.
 

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The long-range America tank is roughly $16 to $1,700 depending on shipping. Adds 16 to 17 gallons and sits same height as the factory tank. Have one on my wife's Jeep she loves it very well-thought-out and the customer service was great.

I installed it myself. took me most of a weekend but it wasn't super hard and I have just hand tools. it was mostly just because I was taking my time. instructions are not the best because they use millimeters to describe things but the company was working on that and it was still fairly easy to figure out.
 

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just for fun lets say you currently get 300 miles per tank, over the next 100,000 miles you will fuel up 333 times. Add this tank and you will now fuel up 150 times. At $1,700.00 for the tank you are paying over $11.00 each time you skip the gas station.
 

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just for fun lets say you currently get 300 miles per tank, over the next 100,000 miles you will fuel up 333 times. Add this tank and you will now fuel up 150 times. At $1,700.00 for the tank you are paying over $11.00 each time you skip the gas station.
I never expected it to be a cheap option. I’m waiting for my shop to get back to me with a quote that would include additional pump etc.
 

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I never expected it to be a cheap option. I’m waiting for my shop to get back to me with a quote that would include additional pump etc.
That isn't the brand that comes with an automatic transfer pump to fill the OEM tank? I know I've seen an AUS option in the same price range which does that.
 

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Definitely not cheap but I like to add a time component to it. Using the above numbers, if each fill up is 10 minutes and you save 150 trips that is ~1500 minutes or 25 hours or a whole day of your time back.

Now in my case you could argue I squandered my day installing it but I like working on the Jeep, I don't like filling up my gas tank....
 

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The long range America tank is the same as the the Australian 'long range automotive' tank. There is also a 'Long Ranger' Australian tank that holds a little more but I could not find a US importer. Both of those tanks come with everything you need including the pump.

I can't speak for the genright tank.
 

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Definitely not cheap but I like to add a time component to it. Using the above numbers, if each fill up is 10 minutes and you save 150 trips that is ~1500 minutes or 25 hours or a whole day of your time back.

Now in my case you could argue I squandered my day installing it but I like working on the Jeep, I don't like filling up my gas tank....
Each fill-up with the aux tank will take twice as long...
 

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Not really. It takes longer to pump the gas but I remove the time associated with pulling in and out of the station/pump and running my credit card.
 

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But how much time are you saving by going to the gas station half as often? Driving time, waiting in line time, etc.
 

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Should we factor in the extra weight as a result of lugging around an extra 20 gallons at 6 lb per gallon of gas? There are some jeepers that choose to drive without the spare tire to save approx 100 lb of dead weight. I'd say carry a few jerry cans.
 

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I am lucky to get 225 miles out of a tank. A 12 extra gallons would be nice.
 

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Jeep really missed a money-making opportunity by not offering a larger tank option. (Of course, the way manufacturers price options, it probably would have been $4K.)
 
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